Someone once said to me that “silence is the acoustic form of darkness.”
There’s been a lot of darkness lately.
There was no funeral for my husband. No one got a chance to come up to me and say nice things, to take turns giving me hugs and saying how sorry they were that he was gone forever and that I would never see him again. I didn’t get to speak about his good points to all of my friends and family. I didn’t get to post on Facebook about my loss.
Public loss is only acceptable in death.
Abuse doesn’t negate love and affection.
2017 was my year the music died. I lost a lot of people. A lot of good people. Silence is all I have from them now.
But in silence and darkness we have the opportunity to create music and light.
Many years ago I was rescued out of darkness into light. I was given a new life. Hope in Christ is not a false hope. After a year in silence, real hope is the only thing that keeps you going.
So for this year, 2018, I have made a resolution to give hope to someone else. Life is not about me.
This year I’m gonna get set up to foster in 2019. I’m going to take classes. I’m going to move into an appropriate space. I’m going to get prepared to be a mom.
My year the music died will not be the death of hope.